RARE/SCARCE BIRDS - LATEST PHOTOS
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Red-necked Phalarope, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. September 16th, 2017.
Grey Phalarope, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Grey Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. September 16th, 2017.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. August 25th, 2017.
Pectoral Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. August 24th, 2017.
Pectoral Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. August 24th, 2017.
Pectoral Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. August 24th, 2017.
Purple Heron, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
East Coast Nature Reserve, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. July 2nd, 2017.
Marsh Warbler, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)
Cahore Marsh, Co. Wexford. July 1st, 2017.
Greenish Warbler, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. May 28th, 2017.
Greenish Warbler, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. May 28th, 2017.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 26th September
2016 Blyth's Reed Warbler, Wexford
2011 Least Sandpiper, Kerry
2011 Roller, Cork
2010 Blyth's Reed Warbler, Cork
2010 Western Bonelli's Warbler, Wexford
2009 Citrine Wagtail, Waterford
2006 Atlantic Gull, Down
2005 Laughing Gull, Cork
2003 Whiskered Tern, Sligo
1998 Dusky Warbler, Cork
1989 Aquatic Warbler, Cork
1988 Red-eyed Vireo, Cork
1981 Red-eyed Vireo, Wexford
1977 Common Rosefinch, Cork
1976 Tawny Pipit, Cork
1973 Goshawk, Cork
1971 Greater Yellowlegs, Kerry
1970 Baird's Sandpiper, Wexford
1966 Baird's Sandpiper, Kerry
1964 American Wigeon, Donegal
1957 Barred Warbler, Wexford
1949 Little Bunting, Clare
1910 Red-backed Shrike, Cork
More details:
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Slade Lane, Hook Head, Wexford. 2016.
Least Sandpiper
Carrahane, Kerry. 2011.
10th Irish Record
Roller
Aghada, Cork. 2011.
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Dursey Island, Cork. 2010.
5th Irish Record
Western Bonelli's Warbler
Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2010.
Trapped
Citrine Wagtail
Dungarvan, Waterford. 2009.
Atlantic Gull
Kinnegar, Down. 2006.
Later seen at Belfast Lough RSPB Reserve on 17th October. Atlantic island race of Yellow-legged Gull. 7th Irish record
Laughing Gull
Red Strand, Galley Head, Cork. 2005.
Whiskered Tern
Bunduff Lough, Sligo. 2003.
Dusky Warbler
Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1998.
6th Irish Record
Aquatic Warbler
East Bog, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1989.
Red-eyed Vireo
Cotter's Garden, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1988.
Trapped. 10th Irish Record
Red-eyed Vireo
Hook Head, Wexford. 1981.
5th Irish Record. 17th WP record
Common Rosefinch
Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1977.
9th Irish Record
Tawny Pipit
Wheatear Field, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1976.
Goshawk
Brown Island, Cork Harbour, Cork. 1973.
9th Irish Record
Greater Yellowlegs
Cloghane, Dingle Peninsula, Kerry. 1971.
8th Irish Record
Baird's Sandpiper
Our Lady's Island Lake, Wexford. 1970.
Two birds. 8th & 9th Irish Records
Baird's Sandpiper
Akeragh Lough, Kerry. 1966.
3rd Irish Record
American Wigeon
Trawbreaga Bay, Donegal. 1964.
Shot. 4th Irish Record
Barred Warbler
Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 1957.
10th Irish Record
Little Bunting
Rineanna, Clare. 1949.
2nd Irish Record
Red-backed Shrike
Fastnet Rock, Cork. 1910.
Obtained. 3rd Irish Record
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 26th September:
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Great Pool, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, England. 26th September, 1975.
First live record following one found dead in Iceland during June 1961. Second WP record overall. Remained until 6th October.
Hunt, D.B. 1979. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 72(9): 410-414
Gray's Grasshopper Warbler, Creac'h Lighthouse, Ile d'Ouessant, Finistere, France. 26th September, 1913.
Killed striking lighthouse. Original ID Great Reed Warbler.
Kennerley, P.R. and Prys-Jones, R.P. 2006. Occurrences of Gray's Grasshopper Warbler in Europe, including a further case of Meinertzhagen fraud. British Birds 98(10): 506-516
Baltimore Oriole, Balta Sound, Unst, Shetland, Scotland. 26th September, 1890.
Caught alive in a weak state and died 28th September. Record not accepted by the BOURC until 2003. Year sometimes recorded as 1889.
Alexander, W.B. and Fitter, R.S.R. 1955. American Land Birds in Western Europe. British Birds 48(1): 1-14